What Are the Gratuity Guidelines on Costa Caribbean Cruises?


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Costa suggests that passengers tip deck stewards, servers, bartenders and other staff at the time of service. Costa adds an automatic 15 percent gratuity to all beverage purchases.

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Passengers on Costa cruises pay a mandatory daily service charge that the cruise line uses in part to pay for staff incentives, but this charge does not necessarily provide a gratuity for each employee serving a passenger. Costa does not permit reductions of this charge for poor service.

The service charge for children ages 4 to 14 is 50 percent less than the adult charge. There is no service charge for children under age 4.

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